Blog Action Day: Climate Change vs those who deny it - what's more scary?




What do I know about climate change? Not much. To my unscientific mind, climate change means the beauty and utility of Mother Earth are in danger. To my ICIE mind, the forces that are causing climate change are ultimately responsible for the autoimmune epidemic we're experiencing now.

There are those who deny the very existence of the climate change phenomenon. If you are so lucky as to not know any of these folks, I can assure you that they do exist, and I know this because I'm surrounded by them in my personal life.

On Tuesday 10/13/09 there were 12,700,000 Google results for the phrase "people who don't believe climate change is happening." On Wednesday there were 57,100,000 Google results for the same phrase... (Could this increase have to do with Blog Action Day being tomorrow?) In any case, lots of results.

Why are there still so many people who don't believe that climate change is happening? WikiAnswers the question quite simply:
For a number of reasons. People think that the climate is just becoming normal again after centuries of cooler weather. Others think that the climate has always been changing since the beginning of time, and life has been adapting with the climate. Some people though, just don't want to believe that change is coming.
People who deny that climate change is happening are sometimes known as "Deniers" and they scare me just as much as the climate change itself does, because I'm afraid that they are going to cause us to wait until it's too late to do anything about the problem.

There's an excellent article on this phenomenon on Economist.com, "Just pretend it's not happening." The article ends like this: "We don't really have any time for people to play around with make-believe numbers anymore." We really don't. Even my unscientific mind knows this.


I might not know much about it, but I know of some who do know about climate change. Here's a round up of some of Those Who Know, that I know of. You know what I mean, right?

Blog Action Day's "Take Action" page

Live Earth's next event, "Run for Water: This is Why We Run" April 18, 2010
ICIE people - we don't have to RUN; we can walk! So don't let that stop you from scheduling an event.


(Live Earth is one of my favorites because it's not ALL about the science to them - "Live Earth was built upon the belief that entertainment has the power to transcend social and cultural barriers to move the world community to action.")

Environmental Working Group (EWG.org)

And last but not least, "Who is the Ultimate Green Game Changer?" by Huffington Post - a good way to see who the movers and shakers currently are in the green movement.



Comments

  1. why not people still believe that climate is changing so fast as the ydon't have any idea??

    i think this post will make the mto believe about this changings.....

    thanks alot

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